Nothing will ruin clothes more quickly than keeping them on those wire hangers from the dry cleaners. Any knitted or jersey garments will develop unsightly ‘shoulder-wings’ whilst coats and jackets will become misshapen hunchbacks. Every time a garment crosses our threshold it is immediately transferred onto a fit-for-purpose hanger.
Not all clothes hangers are created equal!
* For knits, jersey, silk, chiffon and all delicates: padded satin hangers
* For heavy skirts: Hangers with padded clips (clips that don’t have padding make nasty bite marks in our skirts).
* For lightweight skirts: Hangers with slits for hanging loops
* For suits: Suit hangers with a clamp or padded clips
This might seem like you will need a lot of space but remember how few of your clothes you actually wear. Having a thorough cull will allow the garments you really love a chance to come into their own.
Cherish all you lovely clothes the same. Whether it came from Prada or Primark it deserves a decent clothes hanger.
To get you started, here are some great hangers from John Lewis: